So, now, here we are again aiding rebel groups like the "Army of the Mujahideen" in a fight against other mujahideen while the Islamic State gathers its strength and mocks us with beheading after beheading.
When the unrest in Libya first began almost four years ago, newspapers and magazines reported about the explosion of art in the streets of Benghazi and Tripoli. Graffiti and murals covered every inch of bullet-ridden surface, lending the streets a visual vibrancy that matched the revolutionary fervor in post-Gaddafi Libya. Show More Summary
The last time the United States actually declared war on anyone was in World War II. We’ve had plenty of wars since then, not to mention more limited military adventures, like bombing campaigns (Bosnia, Libya) and quick invasions of countries too small to put up a fight (Grenada, Panama). Yet today, many in the media […]
CAIRO — The spokesman of Libya’s coast guard says that a boat carrying at least 250 African migrants to Europe capsized before leaving the coast near the capital, Tripoli, drowning dozens. Qassim Ayoub told The Associated Press thatShow More Summary
A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said. The post Hundreds Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Libyan navy officials say only 26 people have been rescued so far on vessel carrying up to 250 migrants.
"And you're right about climate change. Since you've been in charge it's gotten hotter in Libya, the Ukraine, Syria, Iraq...Detroit. You're worse...
Larison suspects that it’s inevitable: Escalation was always very likely, because that has been the pattern in U.S. interventions over the last twenty-five years. Obama already demonstrated in Libya that the U.S. would go far beyond the original stated goals of an intervention, and he is now on record saying that his greatest regret about […]
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Operation OK Let's Go Back There And Maybe Clean Up Some Spots We Missed, But You Know We're Just Gonna End Up Making A Mess Again is a go. Too bad; we could probably have used that name next week, when the Libyan Republic of Jihad makes ISIS look like JROTC. Read more...
Libya's elected government has fled escalating violence in the country's capital, and taken refuge in a Greek ferry in the neighboring port city of Tobruk, according to news reports. A large ship usually used to transport cars between Italy and Greece was hired at the last minute to accommodate Libya's parliament, the Guardian reported. Show More Summary
Islamic militants took over the United States embassy in Libya, not long after American personnel were evacuated due to safety concerns. The Obama administration’s response was to lower restrictions against
Libya has been labelled a “nest of terrorists”, as France warns that the country is becoming a hub for terrorism on Europe’s doorstep, and has called on the international community to once again intervene, The Local has reported. “The south is a sort of hub for terrorist groups where they come to re-supply – including with weapons – and re-organise. Show More Summary
ThinkProgress: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, dismissed a conspiracy about the attacks on U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, undermining a storyline actively promoted by the conservative news network. Show More Summary
In a new book released Tuesday highlighting the events of the Sept. 11, 2012 Islamic militant attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the CIA security contractors that responded and defended the compound claim that they could have saved the life of U.S. Show More Summary
A report from operatives on the ground during the 2012 terror attacks in Behghazi, Libya claims that the top CIA official in the region delayed the rescue attempts that could have saved the lives of the four Americans killed during the attacks, one of whom was our Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. Show More Summary
Last month, Libya's elected government was forced to flee the capital, Tripoli, and take shelter in Tobruk, a port city near the border with Egypt that was once the site of a long battle between Allied forces and the Nazis in World War II. Like the Allies, Libya's parliament-in-exile is somewhat under siege — so […]
Last month, Libya's elected government was forced to flee the capital, Tripoli, and take shelter in Tobruk, a port city near the border with Egypt that was once the site of a long battle between Allied forces and the Nazis in World War II. Read full article >>
The bipartisan House committee appointed to investigate the deadly 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Bengahzi, Libya will hold its first public hearing next week, according to news reports. Fox News and Politico said the hearing will focus on a review board that the State Department created after the attack to examine the […]
(CAIRO) — An international rights group on Monday accused warring militias in Libya of committing violations that amount to war crimes during a battle the past month for control over the capital’s airport. The five weeks of fighting over Tripoli’s airport, along with a parallel battle between militias in Libya’s second largest city Benghazi, drove…